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Publication date 2009-11-04
Language English
This is episode 191 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 191:
Google Talks Up Chrome OS, Droid vs. iPhone War Begins, Hulu To Charge?, U.S. Regulators Target Intel, and more...

What's new in Episode 191

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editor-in-Chief, GigaOM.com
Sam Levin, Brand Evangelist
David Spark, Tech Journalist, Host "The Spark Minute"


The Topics:
Google Talks Up Chrome OS

Web applications such as Gmail and Google Wave are paving the way for major adoption of the Google Chrome Web browser and fueling the forthcoming Chrome Operating System, says Sundar Pichai, a Google VP. Does Chrome OS have a chance?

Apple's Jesus Phone

At the Web 2.0 Summit Morgan Stanley's Managing Director Mary Meeker revealed that the iPhone/iPod touch is the fastest growing consumer electronics platform in history. And she had some charts to prove it. Does that seem plausible?

U.S. Regulators To Come After Intel

The FTC is moving toward opening a formal complaint against Intel, saysa Reuters report. The report comes in the wake of the European Commission fining Intel $1.44 billion in May, after finding it guilty of paying rebates to PC makers in order to shut out competition from rivals such as AMD.

Cell Phone Boycotters

Some 85 percent of adult Americans have cellphones, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project. The rest have strategies for living without this tool. How feasible is it to live without a cell phone, and will they replace most landlines?

Hulu To Charge For Content?

Hulu's backers want to stick lots of its content behind a paywall starting next year. News Corp. executives have said that the free, ad-supported model isn't "bringing home enough bacon." Will people pay for Hulu content?

Topic links:
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Cloud-Computing/Google-Talks-Up-Chrome-Operating-System-as-Windows-7-Launches-237875/
http://theappleblog.com/2009/10/23/charts-sort-of-prove-what-we-already-knew-iphone-pwns/
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9139844/Report_U.S._regulators_to_file_complaint_against_Intel
http://news.cnet.com/The-cell-refuseniks%2C-an-ever-shrinking-club/2100-1039_3-6250192.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/10/hulu-will-have-to-add-benefits-if-it-wants-to-start-charging.ars

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John C. Dvorak

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